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Benny Medina was born on the 24th January 1958, in Los Angeles, California USA of African and American ancestry. He is a record producer, executive and talent manager, who is probably best recognized for managing Jennifer Lopez’s career. He is also known for being a businessman, as he is the owner and CEO of The Medina Company. He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since the 1970s.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Benny Medina is? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Medina’s net worth is over $20 million as of mid-2016, making him one of the wealthier people in show business. He has been accumulating this amount of money through his career as a managing music artist, who has worked with some of the best musicians on the American scene. Another source of his net worth is coming from his own company.

Benny Medina Net Worth $20 Million

Benny Medina is the son of Ahmad “Benny” Medina, who was a legendary jazz drummer. Thus, under the influence of his father, Medina showed interests in the music very early, including during schooling at Beverly Hills High School.

Benny’s career beginnings trace back to the late 1970s, when he was the singer of the R ’n’ B band Appolo, consisting of Kerry Gordy, Lenny Greene, Larry Robinson and Cliff Liles; the group released one album before disbandment. Afterwards, Benny became the head of A&R of Motown records, and while there, he wrote and produced some of the most famous songs performed by The Temptations, Rick James and Smokey Robinson, among others. This had a huge influence on the overall size of his net worth.

However, he eventually left Motown records, and joined Warner Bros. records, and under director Mo Ostin, Benny worked as a producer and manager, helping the careers of such famous artists as Chaka Khan, Prince, Ray Charles, Fleetwood Mac, Madonna, and many others, which increased his net worth by a large margin.

Benny’s aspirations began to exceed Warner Bros.’ opportunities, and he started his own company, alongside his friend Jeff Pollack, called MedinaPollack Entertainment. The company served as a management and production company, creating such projects as films “Above The Rim” (1994), and “Maid In Manhattan” (2002), among others. All of these projects contributed a lot to his net worth.

Benny has since gone solo, as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Medina Group Company, which focuses on management, and has helped jump-start careers of several famous celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, serving as her manager since 1999, Tyra Banks, Usher, and Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs, among others, which has only added further to his net worth.

When it comes to speak about Benny Medina’s personal life, there is no information about it in the media, as he obviously keeps it private, although it is known the fact that he was in a brief relationship with singer Jennifer Lopez. His current residence is in Los Angeles, California.



Full Name Benny Medina
Net Worth $20 Million
Date Of Birth 1958 m. sausio 24 d
Place Of Birth USA
Profession Producer
Education Beverly Hills High School
Nationality American
Parents Ahmad “Benny” Medina
Siblings Katrina Medina
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0575656/
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show / Informative
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show
Movies The Fighting Temptations, 3 Strikes, Above the Rim
TV Shows The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Fact
1 Was a foster child.
2 His mentor was Berry Gordy.
3 Former manager for Jennifer Lopez.
4 Went to the same High School as Angelina Jolie, Michael Klesic, Nicolas Cage, Corbin Bernsen, Lenny Kravitz, David Schwimmer, Jonathan Silverman and Richard Dreyfuss.
5 Lead vocalist of the late 1970’s disco group, Apollo.

Producer

Title Year Status Character
World of Dance 2017 TV Series executive producer pre-production
The Fosters 2013-2016 TV Series executive producer – 28 episodes
Shades of Blue 2016 TV Series executive producer – 13 episodes
Neighborhood Sessions: Jennifer Lopez 2015 TV Movie executive producer
The Boy Next Door 2015 producer
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again 2014 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Los Jets 2014 TV Series documentary executive producer
A Step Away 2013 TV Series executive producer – 4 episodes
Pam: Girl on the Loose 2008 TV Series executive producer – 1 episode
The Adventures of Mimi 2007 Video executive producer
Lovers & Haters 2007 Short executive producer
The Show with A.J. Calloway 2005 TV Movie executive producer
Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words 2005 TV Movie executive producer
The Tyra Banks Show 2005 TV Series executive producer
The Fighting Temptations 2003 producer
Anything Else 2003 executive producer
Maid in Manhattan 2002 executive producer
Jennifer Lopez in Concert 2001 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Jennifer Lopez: Feelin’ So Good 2000 Video documentary executive producer
3 Strikes 2000 executive producer
Getting Personal 1998 TV Series executive producer
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air TV Series co-producer – 74 episodes, 1990 – 1994 co-executive producer – 73 episodes, 1993 – 1996
Babyface: The Making of The Day 1995 Documentary short producer
Above the Rim 1994 producer

Writer

Title Year Status Character
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air TV Series format by – 143 episodes, 1990 – 1996 written by – 2 episodes, 1991
Above the Rim 1994 story

Actor

Title Year Status Character
The Greatest American Hero 1981-1983 TV Series Chaffey / Chaffee
The Music Shoppe 1981 TV Series Christopher
Black Beauty 1978 TV Mini-Series Edgar
The Fitzpatricks 1978 TV Series Hackett
James at 16 1977 TV Series Roland
Panic in Echo Park 1977 TV Movie
Shazam! 1976 TV Series Dennis
ABC Afterschool Specials 1976 TV Series Mike / Bob

Soundtrack

Title Year Status Character
Ferdinando Show 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle 2015 TV Series writer – 1 episode
American Music Awards 2014 2014 TV Special writer: “Booty”
Dancing with the Stars 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Tu cara me suena – Argentina 2014 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Earth Day Special 1990 TV Special music: “The Planet Raps Back”

Miscellaneous

Title Year Status Character
The Tyra Banks Show 2008-2009 TV Series executive consultant – 5 episodes
Monster 2003 production consultant

Music Department

Title Year Status Character
Men in Black 1997 executive music producer – uncredited
Booty Call 1997 executive music producer
Above the Rim 1994 music supervisor
The Earth Day Special 1990 TV Special producer: “The Planet Raps Back” recording
Bright Lights, Big City 1988 music consultant: Warner Bros. Records

Thanks

Title Year Status Character
Starz Inside: Sex and the Cinema 2009 TV Movie documentary special thanks
America’s Next Top Model 2005 TV Series special thanks – 1 episode

Self

Title Year Status Character
Unsung 2009-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself – Manager (as Benny)
2014 MTV Video Music Awards 2014 TV Special Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2013 TV Series Himself
America’s Next Top Model 2007 TV Series Himself – Guest Judge
E! True Hollywood Story 2004-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Tyra Banks Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Headliners & Legends: Will Smith 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jennifer Lopez: Feelin’ So Good 2000 Video documentary Himself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones 1990 Documentary Himself

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2008 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show/Informative The Tyra Banks Show (2005)

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2007 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show The Tyra Banks Show (2005)
2004 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Film The Fighting Temptations (2003)